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ὑπάργυρ-ος , ον,
A.having silver underneath: hence,
I. of rocks and the like , containing silver, veined with silver, πέτρα, χθών, E.Cyc.294, Rh.970; γῆ, λόφοι, X.Vect.1.5, 4.2: metaph. of men, containing a proportion of silver, Pl.R.415c; cf. ὑποσιδηρος.
3. silver-plated,δακτύλιοιInscr.Délos 298.40 (iii B. C.), 442B61 (ii B. C.).
II. sold or hired for silver, mercenary, venal,φωνάPi.P.11.42; “ὑπάργυρα λέγεινTz.H.8.828: cf. “καταργυρόω11.
2. = κινάμωμον, Hsch. (prob. so called because worth its weight in silver).
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (5):
    • Euripides, Cyclops, 294
    • Euripides, Rhesus, 970
    • Plato, Republic, 415c
    • Xenophon, Ways and Means, 1.5
    • Xenophon, Ways and Means, 4.2
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